Monday Notes: April 22, 2013


The scene greeting me during a run this afternoon – spring is trying!

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: In my bowl chair in the office, hanging out with Joel while he plays a particularly violent computer game.

Eating: Just finished noshing a particularly delicious dinner sandwich: roasted red peppers, goat cheese, caramelized onions and basil leaves. Yummy (thanks Ina for the inspiration!).

Drinking: It’s my day off (and it’s been a wonderful one) and there’s no roller derby practice tonight which means one thing: it’s wine o’clock!

Watching: After mistakenly purchasing all seven seasons of Cartoon Network’s Venture Brothers from his Amazon cart a few weeks ago, Joel (and thus, me) has been making our way through the show. Venture Brothers is one of Joel’s favorites and I have to admit, it’s pretty hilarious.

Reading: Still working on The Feminine Mystique. I plan on reading it more tonight, though I will admit that I haven’t had as many uninterrupted blocks of time in which to read what is really a dense (but still good!) book.

Tweeting: I’m kinda buzzing about two completely different yet similar articles I read this week: one, an interview with Michael Pollan about his latest book, Cooked; the second, a commentary on the latest numskull comments from the “Princeton Mom,” Susan Patton. Check out what I have to say over at my second blog, A Homebody.

Excited about: Speaking of the second blog, I have officially launched and redesigned A Homebody, a blog I’m trying out as a way to delve into my thoughts on cooking, cleaning, the modern homemaker and feminism. Check out my rationale for launch in my Introduction to a New Blog, handily accessible via Paperback Fool in the toolbar above.

Anticipating: There’s nothing really happening in the upcoming week to anticipate, though I am looking forward to relaxing during the last few weeks before grad school starts on May 6. I am excited about that (you should have seen me at orientation last week … I want to learn ALL THE THINGS!), but the next few weeks are the last to really “relax” on my days off before I have to juggle working at a bookstore + roller derby + two grad school classes. I know I can do it, but it will be an adjustment and will require some stretching of my time management muscles.


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